Exploring more of the options with Nvidia Shield, I’ve found the options to stream are limited, and the real benefit is from streaming games from my
Nvidia equipped gaming rig.
The NVIDIA Shield is a gaming console that allows users to play games on their television. The console itself is a small box that connects to the television via an HDMI cable. The console has a variety of games that can be played on it, as well as access to streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. The NVIDIA Shield also has a variety of accessories that can be purchased separately, such as a controller and a camera.
Now none of the installed XBOX Games Pass games were discovered by GeForce Experience… this was resolved by creating shortcuts to the games on my desktop, then moving these into their own folder, where they could then be added to GeForce… awesome!
XBOX Games Pass
The Xbox Games Pass is a monthly subscription service that gives you access to a library of over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. The service costs $9.99 per month and there is no commitment, so you can cancel at any time.
Next issue is that not all of the games that I want to play are on this list: Nvidia Games Library, so they couldn’t be streamed to the Shield.
Moonlight allows you to play your PC games on almost any device, whether you’re in another room or miles away from your gaming rig.
Moonlight (formerly Limelight) is an open source implementation of NVIDIA’s GameStream protocol. We implemented the protocol used by the NVIDIA Shield and wrote a set of 3rd party clients.
You can stream your collection of PC games from your GameStream-compatible PC to any supported device and play them remotely. Moonlight is perfect for gaming on the go without sacrificing the graphics and game selection available on PC.
So now I have the capabilities to stream games from my PC to the Shield & 55″ 4K TV in the rumpus, happy days… now I may just need a hub to connect over LAN rather than WiFi